Dickie Meaden – Bespoke Motorsport GTO Helmet Bag – Connolly Leather

NEW TO THE GRID – 2023  

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We are very proud to present this special commissioned Bespoke Ultimate Helmet Bag for Richard Meaden renowned motoring editor and racer – Dickie and I first met back in 2001 when he drove my Maserati 3200GT 450 BHP for an EVO magazine comparison against the Maserati 3200GT Assetto Corsa, our car won.

Dickies Bespoke Helmet Bag is just an example of what we can create for you, please call or email us so we can allocate your ‘Build Slot’ and create your own unique piece.

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Some years ago, I commissioned Simon to produce some pieces for a friend’s 50th birthday. The helmet bag and holdall were themed around a Lotus Cortina the pair of us raced, and not only incorporated the iconic white-and-green colour scheme, but also its racing number and registration plate. To make it even more personalised the lining was a collage of images that celebrated some of our successes in the car.

The trouble (if you can call it such) with Simon’s products is while they last a lifetime, the process is so enjoyable and the possibilities so endless you find yourself hankering to do it again. With Jordan Bespoke introducing a new Racing Colours Collection I couldn’t resist having a new helmet bag.

It’s tempting to go for bright colours and designs inspired by classic racing liveries, but I fancied something a little more understated. My helmet design is a Frank Stella-inspired geometric pattern of thin white lines painted on a bare carbon fibre background, so I wanted a bag that complements its monochrome scheme yet still has something about it.

After an initial chat with Simon, we agreed on a black leather bag with contrasting silver-grey handles and a black-and-white chequered lining. He then sent me various samples of leather, plus the lining material and new seatbelt webbing to have a look at.

If you’re remotely into classic cars the Connolly name is very special, so the fact Simon uses their leather is a nice touch. In the end I went for a crushed grain Vaumol 8500, which looks and feels fabulous, and has that aromatic smell that’s so characteristic of Connolly. Every time I pick the bag up it smells like I’ve just got into an old Aston Martin.

To add some detail to the lining we created a repeating pattern of old Porsche wheels – the classic Fuchs rim and BBS Turbofan from a 962 Group C car – which use the chequers as a background. It’s a subtle touch that nods to my love of all things Porsche without looking like a piece of official merchandise. Embossed ‘RM’ initials are a nice finishing touch.

Size-wise it’s generous enough to comfortably hold a helmet and HANS. With some careful packing I reckon I can fit a race suit, underwear and boots, too, so it’s perfect for a test day, but if I’m racing overseas it’ll fit in an overhead locker. There’s also useful zip pocket in which to slip my competition licence, and there’s room to safely tuck my wallet, phone and car keys when I’m out on track.

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It’s always a pleasure to work with Simon because he has such enthusiasm, matched with expert knowledge and a great network of suppliers and craftspeople. Any creative process is fun, but with Simon it really is special, and the result is so much more than ‘just’ a bag. I can’t wait to use it.

We offer the following:

  • Cost Option: White Roundel and Race Car Black Numbers
  • Personalisation: Make your article Unique and Memorable with hot stamping/blind embossing of your company logo, initials, chassis, or registration number. The Perfect Gift
  • Optional: Striking bespoke unique printed linings are a recognisable and in-demand feature of every Jordan Bespoke item
  • Race Teams and Drivers: We can match your brand, colour scheme/livery with the option of highlighting your sponsor’s logos/graphics

Each item is hand made to order in Italy to perfection with passion – attention to detail is always reflected

Please contact us so we can confirm bespoke pricing, thank you.


When we talk about attention to Detail, Passion and Technical thought for the work we do, this latest item certainly covers these aspects that we are very proud of:

As with all Simon Jordan creations, client-led bespoke options are available. In recognition of the time when car numbers changed from race to race, customers can choose to have their Helmet Bag customised with a number of their choice. An owner may choose a significant number to them, such as a birthday, or perhaps to depict the number displayed on their own racing car.

BRITISH DESIGN to be used as Grand Touring Luggage, Kit Bag or Weekend Holdall. 


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